Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as…

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Tomb Raider (2018)

ROAR UTHAUG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Square Enix, Warner Bros..  Story by Evan Daugherty, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Graham King.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Tom Harrison-Read, Michael Tronick. Despite being heiress…

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig, James Hambridge.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2016.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2016.    Washington…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Phoenix Film…

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Into The Woods (2014)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Moving Picture Company, Soho VFX, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by James Lapine, based on the musical by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Callum McDougall, Marc Platt.  Production Design by Andrew Bennett, Ben Collins, Chris Lowe, Mary Mackenzie.  Costume Design…

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The Mexican (2001)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  DreamWorks, Newmarket Capital Group, Lawrence Bender Productions, Pistolero Productions LLC.  Screenplay by J.H. Wyman.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Lawrence Bender.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Cecilia Montiel.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Craig Wood. Odd but often entertaining comedy that features humorous performances from its…

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Buddy (1997)

CAROLINE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Jim Henson Pictures, American Zoetrope, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by William Joyce, Caroline Thompson, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, based on the book Animals Are My Hobby by Gertrude Davies Lintz.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steve Nicolaides.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Daniel A. Lomino, David Nichols.  Costume Design by…

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Teri Schwartz.  Music by Georges Delerue, Peter Gordon.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood, Robert Chase, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg.   Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) makes an…

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Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

RUPERT SANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2012.  Roth Films, Universal Pictures.  Story by Evan Daugherty, Screenplay by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Neil Smith.  Academy Awards 2012.   I have no…

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Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions.  USA, 1992.  Screenplay by George Miller, Nick Enright.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Marcus D’Arcy, Richard Francis-Bruce.  Academy Awards 1992.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.  New York Film Critics Awards 1992.   Nick…

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